climate emergency

‘future generations stand to inherit a greatly spoiled world,’ the pope said at a meeting at the vatican

Pope Francis declares ‘climate emergency’ and urges action

Pope Francis has declared a global “climate emergency”, warning of the dangers of global heating and that a failure to act urgently to reduce greenhouse gases would be “a brutal act of injustice toward the poor and future generations”.

youth strikers in jerusalem on tuesday

‘This is bigger’: Palestinian and Israeli teens strike together for the climate

We had Arab Palestinians and Jewish Israelis participating together. We have multiplied our following on social media and we have started to plan social media campaign with celebrities. We have also been asked to do a bunch of television and newspaper interviews.

greta thunberg at a protest against the climate crisis in berlin, germany

‘We need everyone’: Greta Thunberg calls on adults to join climate strikes

The call was issued as young people prepared for what organisers have claimed will be one of the biggest student strikes so far on Friday, with protests expected in 1,594 cities and towns in 118 countries, according to the Fridays for the Future website.

elina, 14, from finland, believes politicians have not done enough to combat climate breakdown

‘I feel empowered and scared’: pupils speak before climate strike

I don’t want to see the world struggle; the world dying because we are not doing anything about it. We are making more disaster by not changing bad habits to help the climate crisis such as fossil fuels, cars, palm oil, plastic and ruining animal habitats. I feel responsible to do something and take action especially as I love animals and according to the science many can disappear in my lifetime.

commuters on waterloo bridge during extinction rebellion climate protests in london

Much shorter working weeks needed to tackle climate crisis – study

The research, from thinktank Autonomy, shows workers in the UK would need to move to nine-hour weeks to keep the country on track to avoid more than 2°C of heating at current carbon intensity levels. Similar reductions were found to be necessary in Sweden and Germany.

cockermouth, cumbria in november 2009

Floods in 2009 and 2015 were worst in Cumbria for centuries – study

Residents have long suspected that the devastating floods were the worst in living memory, but this confirmation – from an analysis of lake sediment layers – provides a unique window on to the history of flooding in one of the wettest parts of England, and reveals the global climate crisis.

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